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Wednesday morning rumor roundup

Posted on: November 17, 2010 9:47 am

Tuesday's opening day of the GM meetings was surprisingly action-packed. What will Wednesday bring? Here are some of the rumor tumbleweeds blowing around Orlando and beyond:

* Expanding the playoffs in time for 2011 is unlikely, because it would require tearing up the current collective bargaining agreement. Much more likely is writing it into the new CBA for 2012. (New York Daily News )

* Executives still think Cliff Lee will end up in pinstripes. (New York Post )

* Those same executives think the Florida teams are the most likely landing places if the Diamondbacks opt to move Justin Upton, though the Red Sox and Yankees have made inquiries. (New York Post )

* Maximum contract Boston is willing to offer Adrian Beltre: four years, $52 million. (Boston Globe )

* The Dodgers are trying to figure out what to do with Russell Martin. (Los Angeles Times )

* The Cubs finally unveiled some images of their plans for Wrigley Field renovations. (Chicago Tribune )

* There are several options for the Twins' middle infield, including Tsuyoshi Nishioka, though Minnesota seems unlikely to win the posting. (Star Tribune )

* The Orioles haven't gotten anywhere with Ty Wigginton or Cesar Izturis beyond initial conversations. (

-- David Andriesen

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